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We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Spring Hill, FL.

Dr. Ellen Verena Jorgensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. E. Jorgensen is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jorgensen include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jorgensen graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Jorgensen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

Dr. Dorothy I Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dorothy Shulman, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Shulman's areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Shulman attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Henry Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard; Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Henry Rodriguez is a pediatric endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Rodriguez attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Paul Edward Dimarco, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Dimarco's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dimarco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Dimarco is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Douglas Morrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrison accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morrison is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Crystal Ann Jacovino, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Jacovino's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Jacovino has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacovino is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Usf Diabetes Center, Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bollepalli studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Bollepalli has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Serrano's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Serrano is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knox include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Knox is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knox accepts. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Knox has received professional recognition including the following: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Tomas Figueroa Nieves, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite E
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tomas Figueroa-Nieves' medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Figueroa-Nieves completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Denise Kalil Edwards, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Denise Edwards practices adolescent medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Edwards attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among her clinical interests: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Mdc 15
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Straub include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Straub is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Straub welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Kanchan Parasher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kanchan Parasher is a family medicine practitioner in Tampa, FL. She graduated from Government Medical College, Amritsar. Clinical interests for Dr. Parasher include diabetes, minor surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parasher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Parasher is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Jayesh Shanalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1426 Busch Boulevard; Suite 105, Office of Jayesh Shah Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from B.J. Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

Dr. Lisa Ann Scudder, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10004 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Scudder's area of specialization is family medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scudder's areas of clinical interest consist of minor surgery, wellness visit, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scudder accepts. Dr. Scudder graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Gerald Vincent Curley, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Curley's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Curley accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol Problems

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.